Portland pastor pens prayer book — an invitation to the wonder

By Oregon Faith News Note,

Tyler Staton, the pastor of the nondenominational Bridgetown Church in downtown Portland, wants people to improve their prayer lives, which is why the husband and father of three wrote Praying Like Monks, Living Like Fools: An Invitation to the Wonder and Mystery of Prayer, according to Fox News. In his 272-page book released in early October by Zondervan, Staton urges Christians to ditch the formality and hold genuine conversations with God during prayer time. Staton said Scripture doesn’t require a formality in approaching God, also known as father, friend, comforter, and advocate. He describes the Psalms written by David as “exemplary prayers” from the heart often quoted by Jesus. He noted that God wants to restore intimacy with people and recognizes when people are faking it rather than being honest in their prayers.

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